A new town center
1st prize in an urban and landscape design ideas competition
Weßling/Munich, 23.02.2016 – A bidder consortium made up of ATP Munich and Logo verde won 1st prize in the urban and landscape design ideas competition for Weßling’s new car-free town center.
The central requirement of the invited competition was the development of an aesthetically high quality and historically appropriate overall concept. The key task was to reshape the area of the railway station with a marketplace and a local shopping center.
Florian Beck, Head of Design at ATP Munich, explained the concept behind the winning project. “The objective of the urban remodeling is to inject life into the center and create a high-quality visitor experience. In doing this it was important to us to retain the structure and village-like charm of the municipality.”
According to the competition jury, the winning concept is “characterized by highly independent building volumes whose articulated edges encourage the creation of flowing and exciting open spaces. The central square opens up a series of broad and narrow visual axes and subtly draws the surroundings into the concept. The large volumes of the supermarket, drugstore and municipal building merge respectfully into the urban structure.”
Competition projects are addressed by ATP architects engineers in its in-house D&R Studios in which architects and engineers exclusively work in an interdisciplinary process, also in cooperation with universities and other external partners. In their role as incubators, these enrich ATP’s day-to-day integrated design work.